Despite the advent of exclusive luxury sale sites like Jameslist, the near-omnipresence of Craigslist now attracts the highest end in addition the lowest, which explains the smattering of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and occasional Bugatti. Today’s find (thanks to Jalopnik) exceeds even the Veyron in terms of rarity. A mere 226 Porsche 959s were made, and only 29 had the Sport package present on this car (roll cage, race seats and suspension). I won’t recount here the myriad ways in which the 959 is awesome, but if you don’t know, you have some very exciting research to catch up on.
Canepa Design deserves thanks from all Porsche lovers for helping get 959s street legal in the US after many years of sketchy gray-market status. They’ve also apparently upgraded this already-nuts 959S:
Phase I Engine Upgrade
An extensive engineering and development process included a new engine management system and converting the factory sequential turbo system with a Garrett Air Research twin turbo system. Upgraded fuel system, EGR, modern engine management system, F1 technology engine wiring harnesses, high output ignition system, upgraded alternator charge system and battery module, air pumps and air regulator valves, spark plugs, idle control valve, sensors, connectors, harness shielding, switches, adapters, hardware, etc. (369 components in all.) A complete new stainless steel exhaust system with dual stainless Porsche factory catalytics are utilized.
Canepa Design has re-engineered the factory wheels and developed a new bead design and modification which allows the installation of today’s state-of-the-art high performance ‘Z’ rated radial tires. Additional benefits include greatly improved handling and grip and an overall improved appearance.
Additional Canepa Upgrades
• Upgraded suspension incorporating Canepa Design’s gas strut design and titanium coil-over springs.
• Modified clutch system to improve pedal feel and actuation. This includes an improved pressure plate, disc, and modified clutch pedal assembly.
Here is an interesting Porsche 911. A 1976 with a 993 turbo body kit and a built 350 Chevy stuffed in the back. Perhaps stuffed is not the right word as it doesn’t do justice to the amount of quality work that appears on this vehicle. Judging from the description the seller seems to be a straight shooter, which I like to see in car listings.
This car has a lot of time and parts put into it. The list of modifications is well done, purposeful, without being over the top. The seller claims there is 243 hours worth of work in the paint and body work alone. With 350+ horsepower and weighing only 2550 pounds it is good thing it has a full cage.
This car does look like serious fun and it will be one of a kind.
Here is the list of equipment:
Body: European 993 Turbo S body kit. Correct details down to the left hand wiper conversion. Need I say more?
Electrical: Early Porsches are not known for electrical engineering excellence. That is why I rewired the whole car with a modern Painless Performance racing fuse block using standard ATC type fuses. Everything is fused and I have even installed a Flaming River cut-off switch. Don’t forget the aircraft style starter switch…nothing but the best.
Interior: The interior was stripped down to bare metal (floor pans were perfect) and then sealed with a truck bed liner. Lightweight custom aircraft grade door panels covered in black leather with “Porsche” embossed. Did I mention the guy who has done interiors for Jay Leno did this interior? Race seats, 5-point harnesses, SCCA roll cage, and RS style pulls is just the start.
Flying the Gulf colors, this vintage racer’s paint almost looks too clean to take to the track.
The car comes with known history back to 1965 and $136,000 in receipts. The blueprinted engine has less than an hour on its current build. The Solex carbs and JE pistons setup has the engine bumping out 171 horsepower.
As the owner says, with all the history the car has racing it should be well sorted and the documentation should help keep that way.
Yesterday we looked at 1974 914 with the 911SC 3.0 motor in it. Today, we look at a 1974 911 with the 911SC 3.0 motor in it. Despite the same year and motor swap, this 911 RS strikes a completely different chord than the 914. The 914 was a mellow monster, with its unique shape and clean but subtle black theme. This 911 is about as loud as you can get. Velocity Yellow paint, 930 turbo flares, ducktail spoiler, and late-model Turbo Twist wheels scream that this is fast, mean, and unmistakably Porsche.
I prefer the black Fuchs and the long exhaust pipes seem like they’ll break off on a steep driveway, but this is a gorgeous car. It’s obviously not a real RS (my 70s 911 variant knowledge is a work in progress so please feel free to help me out in the comments), but it’s a great conversion that looks the part inside and out and I’m sure is a blast to drive.
I tried to buy a 914 when I was 15 years old as a project car. Great plan, until my parents found out. Still, the dream of a street legal go-kart persists. Usually my dreams focus around cheap non-Porsche engine swaps, as most 914s leave a bit to be desired in the power department. Going the high class route would be doing a sweet swap with a more fortified Porsche engine, which is what we’ve found today. The list of enhancements is exhaustive; I’ll leave it to the seller’s words:
Body- Body completing stripped, fenders reworked, acid etch primed and painted DuPont Chroma Black. The job included both front and rear trunks, engine bay with engine removed and door jams. The cost for this work was over $10,000 in 1993.
Suspension and Drive train-
Frame strengthened through welding, 88 Carrera front suspension, Carrera torsion bars, new front struts, 911S front calipers, 19mm master cylinder, turbo tie rods, 16’ 911 hubs, Automotion front and rear bushings, Otto’s rear hub kit with 911 rear hubs and 914-6 stub axles, Ted Hulse rear shocks, 165lb progressive rear springs, GPR through frame rear sway bar, 16×6 front and 16×7 rear refinished Fuchs alloys.
1981 911SC 3.0 liter motor, Dillavar head studs, heads reworked, 46 IDA PMO carburetors’, GPR Oil tank in right rear fender, DC Automotive 911 engine sheet metal, GT performance flywheel, Patrick Motorsports engine mounts, Permatune ignition, B&B stainless headers (no heat exchangers)
The car had 70,200 miles on it at the start of restoration and currently has 81,700, so it has travelled approximately 11,500 miles since the rebuild.
Exterior: Overall 8.5/10
Paint- DuPont Chroma Black- The paint on this is gorgeous. It has a deep and consistent shine with none of the orange peel they would have come with from new.
It’s tough to find anything clean in Brooklyn, NY, these days, especially classic 80’s Porsche’s, however I came across a seemingly well cared for 1983 944 with only 28K miles on the clock for an easy $5,700. It’s been garaged and pampered, which are both tough things to do when living in the tri-state area! Stock wheels look to be in great shape, and the body and plastics all seem to match well, which points to the fact that the sun hasn’t faded the vulnerable front and rear bumpers. Interior is missing some common parts, but the seats and dash look extremely good.
A previous Car and Driver top 10 in 1983, the 944 represents one of nicest handling cars you’ll find from a 80’s vintage sports car. The 944 boasts nearly perfect (50.7 front, 49.3 rear) weight distribution, out-corning nearly all competition from its era. Feedback is good from it’s power steering, and body roll is even, controlled. 0-60 in 8.3 seconds and a top speed of 130 mph, the 944 won’t snap your neck back, but it’s 4-cyl engine with 143 HP will be easy on the gas and last for years to come with proper attention to maintenance.
It seems there is always something to look out for when buying a 27 year old car, however 944’s are pretty durable for the most part. Parts are expensive, but since there were numerous built, they are plentiful. Aftermarket and rebuilt engines and transmissions can be found easily. Clutches and timing belts for the most part are the biggest wear item, and electrical gremlins are to be expected.
Overall, it’s a low cost of entry for a very low mileage, great handling, classic 80’s sports car.
This is a beautiful white 911. Not your regular 911. Besides being a European Model it has all the bells and whistles. Approximently 300hp. Origional BB Rims. New low profile tires.
Race clutch, Dual stainless steele exhaust. Whale tale. 964 cams. Same as the Turbo. 930 body with wider steele fenders. Just put in a New starter and Battery. Car is Garaged
and not driven much. 85,000 origonal miles. Engine had a total rebuild at 62K. Origonally purchase in 1984 for 50k which includes the shipping. The origonal owner wanted the
turbo look but not the turbo during that era because the Turbo’s had allot of engine problems. Ordered the car from Porsche but made Body Modifications at DP Motor Sports in Germany.
before having it shipped to Seattle. Never wrecked and is in excellent condition. Must see and drive to appreciate. Have all the Paperwork on this car to verify. Thanks
This isn’t the first time we’ve posted a DP modified 911, but this one is a bit more attainable at only $20k. And 85k original miles would be good for a regular run-of-the-mill 84 Carrera, let alone a gray market spec car with DP goodies and BB wheels! I like it and the price seems about right too. Hope it finds a good home!
It’s been said recently that the mid-year 911s (1974-77) will be the next generation of Porsche’s venerable air-cooled masterpiece to really take off in value. By the look of things this very attractive 1974 Carrera is leading the charge!
Model year 1974 rang in many changes for the 911, some well-received, some not so much. The so-called “impact bumper” made its first appearance that year, replacing the more delicate chrome bumpers worn by all previous 911s. Conformity with US crash impact standards required the beefier bumpers, but Porsche master stylist Tony Lapine designed an elegant and attractive solution. Out back, engine capacity was increased from 2.4l to 2.7l in three levels of tune – base 911 with 150bhp and 173lbs/ft torque, 911S (175bhp/174 lbs/ft) and Carrera (210bhp). Unfortunately for Americans the Carrera powerplant (from the famous 1973 Carrera RS) was still not approved for US emissions standards so US Carreras sported the “S” engine.
The car on auction is a “Carrera” albeit with some tasty upgrades, most notably the very desirable sports seats. The transmission is the usual 5-speed, with lower ratios. This may be good or bad, depending on your proposed use for the car. Maybe not so great for highway cruising, but nice around town and at the track with added low-end grunt. This car looks great in Grand Prix White with the buerzel (ducktail) spoiler and Ruf-style front valance. The only thing I’m not feeling is the wheels – they need black centers pronto.
Seller reports he is a long-term (15 years) owner of the car, and that various upgrades have been performed. The most important of these addresses the infamous “camchain tensioner” issue. While the standard upgrade is to change to “Carrera” (i.e. 1984 model year) tensioners, the seller states that the tensioners have been “rebuilt”… further querying required on this. …
Porsches of this era are some of my favorites, and I thought I knew of most of the special models. Like the 3.6 Turbo S of the era. But this interesting slant isn’t one that I was familiar with. It’s not the usual slant-nose with pop-up lights, but more like a 928/968 style that is exposed and raises up when lit. Frankly it looks a bit aftermarket, but it was actually a rare factory option referred to as Flachbau. Apparently there were less than 100 made for the entire world, and only about 40 came to the U.S.
Check out this very rare , offered by Manhattan Motor Cars
quote from seller’s auction:
One of a very limited series of the last hand built 911 Porsches (76 total worldwide production), it is only befitting that this rarely seen model is here in New York City.
The auction is a little thin on information, but as the $150,000 opening bid suggests, only serious inquires need apply. With only 17k miles, this car is looking to be in fantastic shape and should fit into a collection very nicely.
Now that the unthinkable has happened and both four door sedan and SUV Porsche models exist, where do the older, front engined Porsches stand in the eyes of collectors these days? Here’s two clean examples of two vastly different Porsches from the same era.
1987 Porsche 924 S
The 1987 Porsche 924 S represents the zenith of 924 development, as 1988 was the last year for the sports car originally designed to be Volkswagen’s flagship. The 924 S does away with that one important piece that had purists refusing to consider it as a real Porsche: the engine. VW stopped supplying Porsche engines for the 924 in 1984, and thus the 924 S with it’s detuned 944 engine was introduced. This engine is good for 160 horsepower and is sure to be a great handler, as these front engined/rear drive four cylinders were renowned for their road manners.
The seller states:
PROS: A/C, Power steering, Power windows, Four-wheel disc brakes, Manual transmission, Alloy wheels, CD/MP3 Premium sound system, Leather seats, Tilt/removable sunroof, New Battery/New wipers, and Pirelli tires. All the manuals, service records, and a full color dealer brochure on the model 924 are included.
CONS: There are two blemishes in paint: front right fender and rear left quarter panel, The plastic gear for sunroof needs replacement (20.00 part) still works though, Minor cracks in dash which are covered by premium dash cover, and the tires are in less than perfect condition. Other than that car is showroom quality.
While Boxsters can be had all day for well under $20,000, at $6,500, this 924 S is a tasty, low cost means of entry in what could be one of Stuttgart’s most underrated models. The fact that it is well documented, has a manual transmission and is a desirable color adds to the want factor.…
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The Porsche 928 is a feat of engineering genius and one of the best touring cars ever created. The 1994 GTS boasts a 5.4 liter 32 valve power plant that produces a robust 345 horsepower. The later 928’s in particular have aged particularly well, both in styling and value as prices have proven to be recession proof. The combination of limited production and overall vehicle quality has created quite a demand for these cars. The below car posted in the Pelican Parts classifieds is an excellent example with an added bit of panache.
A rare loaded and meticulously cared for 1994 928 GTS is for sale from a collection as more space is needed. It was formerly the actor Charlie Sheen’s who spared no expense. It has ALL updated services and brand new Porsche carpet and factory leather ‘ just because’ the owner could. Driven only 3k miles per year.
Along with the low miles and impeccable condition this car comes with meticulous records from the prior owners, a must for any 928. A car in this condition should fetch the asking price of $36.5k. Do you think Mr. Sheen’s ownership adds any value to this 928? While that may debatable it looks like Chaz took better care of this GTS than his wives. Just think of the stories the lucky owner will have to share at their next PCA event.
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This one is described as a ““. For people that know even a little about vintage Porsches, this is like describing a vintage watch as a “Rolex Submariner 5513 5517” – it’s sort of like nonsense. Just as there are “Submariner 5513s” (cool vintage Rolex watches) and “Submariner 5517s” (very cool incredibly valuable only-issued-to-the-Royal-Navy vintage Rolex watches), there is the “1967 Porsche 911 Coupe” (cool vintage car) and “1967 Porsche 911S” (very cool quite rare vintage car). Let me elaborate…
By 1967, Porsche was into the third model year of its seminal 901/911 series of rear-engined sports cars. For model year 1967 the factory introduced the “S” model as the range-topping version, featuring a hotted-up engine boasting 160bhp – 30 more than the base Coupe and Targa. The factory produced just 1,823 “S” coupes and 483 “S” Targas that year. Despite the power boost, some considered that the S models made inferior street drivers as the increased power was made partly at the expense of low-end torque. However, nowadays, S cars are highly sought after, and an original S can bring serious money. Which brings us to the car on auction…
First off, the car looks fantastic. I’d have left off the racing numbers as a matter of taste, but I think the white stripes and “Porsche” script look great against the dark green paintwork. The cosmetics of this car just look super, with nice Fuchs wheels (introduced on the ’67 S) presenting the classic, iconic short-wheelbase 911 look.
Where things get a bit chancy with this example is in the description, and the question of whether the car is a real “S”.…
The listing provides good information, (some a bit over the top description), a little history, and plenty of photos. Because of the modifications, this 911 can’t quite figure out whether it is a E, T, S, RS, or SC, the VIN shows it started life as a US model E series 911T. An easy identifying feature on this car is the ölklappe, oil filler flap, mounted behind the passenger door on the rear fender. This feature only appeared for this one year after too many Porsche drivers were finding their service attendants filling the oil tank with gasoline.
This car was updated in 1989 with a 3.0 180 horsepower SC engine. Presumably the other mods and restoration work like the repaint occurred at the same time.
The car comes with a set of deep lipped Fuchs 6Jx15 alloy rims and European H4 headlights. It also has a nice combination or original and custom interior bits.
The seller is a bit shady on the actual mileage, only listing that it has covered 5,300 miles since the modifications. Someone who is good enough to write such an elaborate description, really should know better and should have included the actual chassis mileage in the space eBay provides.
The seller does have a binder full of receipts documenting the car’s service history, which is always a nice bonus.
If one was looking for an original 1972 911T, this is not the car, but if you were looking for a vintage 911 that is partially original with a well cared for history and tasteful restoration and modification, this could be the one.…
I like to find ads for cars where the owner claims the car is the best of its kind around. Lots of times that isn’t true, sometimes it causes another similar car to come out of the woodwork to prove the owner wrong. In this case we have a 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible with a 5 speed, Number 423 of 600 produced. The owner’s says “in this condition and color combination, this one is the best you will and can find.” What do you think? The owner must think so judging from the high start price.
The car has some nice upgrades that were done at the time of the initial order at Brumos Jacksonville, 3.3 liter, 330 HP, twin plug engine, Turbo S exhaust:
C02 – Catalytic Convertor
018 – Special order Steering wheel
158 – Cassette radio Blaupunkt Reno
220 – 40% limited slip differential
243 – Short gear shift lever
348 – Fuchs wheels painted in white
494 – additional Blaupunkt amplifier
You have to be a collector to want to pay $60,000 for this 56,000 mile car. The car has points that would appeal to a collector, great all original condition, all books and tools. Still that $60,000 would go a long way towards other Porsche vehicles of this era with similar miles and performance. The car is listed for sale at 60,000 Euros on another site, which would be even more expensive.
Despite the upgrades, clean history and numbers matching aspect of this Porsche I just don’t see someone paying that much. It does look nice though.
Newcomer to eBay, but not to the business, Club Carrera Motors has an entire fleet of Porsche vintage racers now available for you on eBay.
A couple racers, including a 56 speedster that raced from day 1, some build up race cars, and a few street cars. They look good and have plenty of pictures and info in their listings. Prices are a bit high. If you want to have an instant race team for SCCA, SVRA, HSR, etc., I bet you could get yourself a deal if you bought them all.
From high to low price wise:
Now just pick up to take them with you to the track. Hey it is Mercedes powered so it is German.